An early replacement ship acquired 4 May ’44. Flown overseas by Claybaugh crew. Sgt. Buchsbaum was on ground crew. Carried combat #61 until it landed at Foggia 7/19/44 with battle damage. Upon return to 449th on 5 Oct, it was renumbered to #77. The “Waggin” crashlanded, cartwheeling, on approach to Grottaglie Field, out of fuel, on 8 January ‘45 with J. K. Bivins crew aboard killing the navigator, copilot, bombardier, and nose gunner.

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